[Haskell-cafe] ANN: Haskell World News

Oleg Grenrus oleg.grenrus at iki.fi
Sat Apr 1 17:14:40 UTC 2017

Great news!

We (at Futurice) have been thinking of filling the gap between academic
publications and weblogs too! There're even a small article being
written (with ACM styles for now, sorry for that).


- Oleg, from Futurice, Grenrus

On 01.04.2017 08:00, Gershom B wrote:
> Fellow Haskellers,
> Over the years, a number of newsletters have been produced on news and
> developments in the Haskell world. There has been the venerable
> Haskell Weekly News, under multiple editors. More recently, the
> Haskell Weekly was started. These have been great publications.
> Nonetheless, in some ways they have been too ambitious, and in other
> ways, not ambitious enough. Too ambitious in seeking to publish weekly
> -- a grueling schedule, doomed to sporadic lapses. Insufficiently
> ambitious in being just roundups of articles by others. The Haskell
> world is maturing, and it needs a publication that can reflect that,
> with in-depth reporting, original research, and feature stories. That
> takes time to produce, and resources. I'm happy to announce the launch
> of Haskell World News, a subscription-only PDF newsletter with
> exclusive content that will break new stories and cover the world of
> Haskell programming in a manner that befits its emerging commercial
> success.
> Why subscription-only, you may ask? Because print media, and
> subscription media, is serious media. Fly-by-night weblogs report
> false theorems all the time. The wave of the future is not bite-sized
> tweets and open-letters on medium. It's shoe leather reporting that
> gets to the real stories.
> To give just one example of the sorts of things we hope to cover --
> everyone agrees Elvis Presley would have been a Functional Programmer.
> But would he have used Haskell, or OCaml? It takes time and resources
> to contract a medium to hold a seance and ask his spirit. And those
> are the resources that Haskell World News will bring to bear. 
> More details will be forthcoming shortly - but for now here's a sneak
> preview of the cover of the first issue:
> http://gbaz.github.io/haskell-world-news-1.jpg
> <http://gbaz.github.io/haskell-world-news-1.jpg>
> Credit to James Deikun, Jason Dagit, and Edward Kmett for suggestions
> as to some of the topics covered.
> Regards,
> The Haskell World News Team
> "Well Typed News Doesn't Break"
> ‚Äč
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